Angela Carter's the Bloody Chamber and Other Stories: A Postmodern Re-telling of Politics

  • Basim Al-Ghizawi Department of English, College of Education, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.
  • Ridha'a' Jelaaweiy Department of English, College of Education, University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq.
Keywords: The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Politics, Re-telling, Feminism, Sex, Gender, Patriarchal society

Abstract

Re-telling traditional stories is one of the postmodern techniques used by most of the postmodern writers for the sake of representing the traditional stories from a postmodern perspective. Most of the postmodern writers desire to get the benefit from the earlier stories considering them as a base for their new tales. Doing so, those writers use the revoly fashioned stories to revolt against certain political issues which lead to nothing but the chaotic state in the society. One of the postmodern writers who adopted this technique is Angela Carter. Carter, in her collection The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, used magical realism and re-told fairy tales as elements of fantasy. In this sense, she intended to revolt against the norms and traditions of the patriarchal society that stands against women.

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Published
2019-04-04
How to Cite
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B. Al-Ghizawi and R. Jelaaweiy, “Angela Carter’s the Bloody Chamber and Other Stories: A Postmodern Re-telling of Politics”, JUBH, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 237 - 248, Apr. 2019.
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